POETRY OF PLACE | PAUL HART'S LANDSCAPES
18 January - 18 February 2018
The Photographers' Gallery
16-18 Ramillies Street, LONDON, W1F 7LW
British photographer Paul Hart (b.1961) has spent over a decade exploring human relationships with the land through photographs devoid of people. Poetry of Place is Hart’s first solo exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery and brings together his three related series to date; each one focussing on a precise geographical region photographed intensively over a number of years.
Truncated is a deeply embedded study of an ageing pine forest plantation in Derbyshire, England. The tightly knitted images of the trees - themselves becoming almost anthropomorphic forms - show an environment (largely unaffected by the modern world) where nature has self-created shelter and protection from the elements.
Moving away from the enclosed atmosphere of the forest to the wide-open expanses of the Fens in the East Midlands and The Wash in East Anglia, the subsequent series Farmed (2009-2015) and Drained present sparse, linear landscapes, which have, over time, been cultivated by people.
By focusing on the often-overlooked elements in familiar vistas, Hart's aesthetics carry a documentary sensibility that allows the landscapes to define themselves. Working exclusively with black and white analogue film and traditional darkroom printing techniques, Hart’s works convey something of the soulful in landscapes rarely considered of aesthetic merit.
Alexandra Olczak, Print Sales Gallery Coordinator, The Photographers' Gallery
EXHIBITION IN COLLABORATION WITH
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY & ART AT THE ARB
3rd November 2017 - 19th January 2018
Work from my series FARMED will be exhibited in a group exhibition at Cambridge University in conjunction with Shutter Hub
Cambridge University, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
PHOTOGRAPHY ON A POSTCARD
I'm delighted to exhibit with Art on a Postcard from 12th October - 26th October at The Print Space, Shoreditch, London
Each photograph will be produced as postcard in a limited edition of one which will come with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Tickets purchased will guarantee the purchaser a postcard, although they won’t know which card they have won until the show closes on 26 October!
All the money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust
FARMED featured in lensculture
"Masterfully shot and printed landscape photographs pose important questions about our relationship to the earth and silently ask of us - 'What's next?'."
Alexander Strecker - Managing Editor, LensCulture
FARMED REVIEWED IN LENSWORK
"We first published Paul Hart's work in LensWork Extended 85 from his book and project titled Truncated. This new book continues his exploration of the landscape, this time a completely different one. Turning his attention to landscapes under cultivation, he creates aesthetically pleasing and visually rewarding images in a quiet classic style. His images remind one of those great FSA photographers of the 1930s." Brooks Jensen
FARMED AWARDS 2016
Delighted to have received awards in Paris, Moscow and Japan
for my FARMED series and monograph
SPECIAL 8x10" GALLERY EDITION
The Photographers' Gallery Print Sales
have launched a Special Gallery Edition made by Paul Hart
'Cocoon' from the series TRUNCATED will be available
as an 8x10" silver gelatin print in an edition of 50
For further information please contact : email@example.com
FARMED PARIS PHOTO 2016
10 - 13 November 2016 - Grand Palais
I am honoured to have had
'Lundy's Farm' and 'Windy Corner'
shown by Eric Franck Fine Art
at the 20th Edition of Paris Photo 2016